OLD LONDON BRIDGE
WAS PRESENTED TO HER MAJESTY
BENJAMIN DIXON ESQRE JP
FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC
AND WAS PLACED HERE BY ORDER OF
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE W. COWPER
HER MAJESTY'S WORKS AND PUBLICS BUILDINGS
'London Bridge (Map: E-11) - Until 1750 London Bridge was the only bridge over the Thames in London. A bridge at this site dates from Roman times. The first stone London Bridge was built in 1176. This bridge eventually had houses, shops, and a church built upon it until they were removed in 1763. In 1831 it was replaced by a granite bridge designed by John Rennie. The Rennie London Bridge was replaced in 1972 and Rennie's bridge was dismantled and rebuilt in Lake Havasu, Arizona. One of the arches of the Rennie London Bridge still supports the southern end of the current London Bridge'
Source Charles Dickens Page
Searched online for illustrations of how they actually looked on the bridge and found these gems...You can see the alcoves aligning the bridge.